Hakluyt opens new office in San Francisco

Hakluyt is delighted to announce that it has opened a new office – its ninth around the world – in San Francisco.

The office will be led by James Potts, a partner in the firm. He has been with Hakluyt since 2018, having previously worked for Goldman Sachs and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

Varun Chandra, Hakluyt’s managing partner, said: “North America has been a very important market for Hakluyt for many years, and now accounts for nearly a third of our total global revenues. Many of the most important and dynamic businesses in the world are based on the West Coast, and I’m delighted that Jamie Potts has opened our newest office in San Francisco. I am confident that, under his leadership, the firm will have great success there.”

Mark Hanson, Hakluyt’s deputy managing partner, who leads the company’s North American business, added: “Our business in North America is expanding, and we currently advise around a third of the 50 largest corporations in the US by market capitalisation, as well as many of the most important private equity firms and pension funds in the region. An office on the West Coast is a natural development for us, and we all look forward to working with Jamie as he grows our business there.”

James Potts commented: “I am very pleased to have established our new office in San Francisco, building on the work that we have already done here in recent years. The opportunities for Hakluyt to support businesses and investors on the West Coast are very exciting, and I am thrilled to be leading our efforts here.”

The office is fully operational, and will be our base for serving clients across the West Coast of the US.